Help me get my mail!
January 29, 2008 9:49 PM Subscribe
Moronfilter: I've lost my mail key and can't replace it. Is there any way to get my mail?
posted by anonymous to Grab Bag (17 answers total)
I live in an apartment, and we have the usual wall of mailboxes on the ground floor. About a month ago, due to circumstances too complicated to explain, I lost my mail key. I spoke to the super about it, and he said that he doesn't have a spare mail key and that they'll have to change the lock on the mailbox. He indicated that this would be very expensive, and I can't afford to pay for it right now. I caught the mailman about three weeks ago and convinced him to give me my mail, but I haven't been able to get my mail since then. I pay all my bills electronically, so it's not like they're going to turn off my electricity, but at some point I'm going to need to get my W2 and various other important documents. Plus, for all I know there's a letter saying that I've won the lottery or am being audited by the IRS. I need to get my mail. Are there any options to do this, other than to wait and ambush the mailman on a semi-regular basis?
Anonymous because a couple of people in real life know my metafilter handle, and I would be rather humiliated to have them know I haven't checked my mail in three weeks!